Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November)

History The first ever campaign on antibiotic use was initiated in Europe in order to raise awareness and understanding of antibiotic resistance. The campaign was called EAAD (European Antibiotic Awareness Day) and since its birth in 2008, it has successfully functioned as a platform supporting national campaigns. After similar approaches popped-out in many other world regions, WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness …

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When do we use antibiotics – Video by Dr. Brett Beckman

In the video below, Dr. Brett Beckman will explain when do we use antibiotics with dental patients. Veterinary dentistry is a specialty in veterinary medicine where the veterinarian has undergone a specialty education in the field of dental care for animals. This specialty is oriented to the prevention of oral diseases and diagnosis and treatment of occurring oral diseases and disorders. …

Antimicrobial Policy by AVMA

With a unanimous vote, AVMA (the American Veterinary Medical Association) in January enacted a policy on antimicrobial stewardship as a “call to action” for everyone in the profession to promote in the intent for preserving antimicrobial efficiency. This policy was developed as a response to the rising need for reevaluation on how antimicrobial drugs are used and prescribed in the …

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Use of antibiotics in Veterinary Medicine

The use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine, precisely in livestock farming is potentially dangerous and leads to bacteria resistance increase thus putting the lives of animals and people at serious threat. What’s bothering is that veterinarians and farmers use them not only for treating infectious diseases based on proper diagnosis, but also in prophylactic purposes in healthy animals, and some …